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State Gun Laws

Today the Supreme Court handed down a case the makes it more difficult for states to regulate guns.  In McDonald v. City of Chicago the Supreme Court tackles the issue of how much the Second Amendment applies to state law.  McDonald follows pretty closely on the heels of the famous District of Columbia v. Heller case, which also decided in favor of the right to bear arms.  The SCOTUSwiki offers the details of the case, and its sister site, the SCOTUSblog, has posted two different reactions to the McDonald case today—one that argues that the case will open the door for a flood of state litigation over criminal laws, and another that considers it an important blow for freedom.  What do you think?



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